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we've came from the city of st. francis has never gotten and that's distinguished us. project hope has been about our expression now conditionally 50 times. our compassion and our opportunity for everyone who lives and works here to demonstrate that compassion. to each other. to that make this city a safer city and a more successful city but for the city for the 1 hundred percent. i want to a thank las vegas e devon and the whole staff for being here and the public health department. i want to thank our sf thank you and today sports 6 hundred members of our technology companies that point to experience not only the use of technology but also express their compassion for the city in giving back to a city that's helped them be successful. today, we have four very special sponsors and thank you for keeping your rates down. sprint for keeping us communicated prima facia. and virgin mobile and assurance wireless. their not only sponsors here but have brought anti volunteers and every time we get those opportunities you know what it's like first year perhaps for the first time looking so
and, you know, ask -- that would be helpful to us if we can learn what the perception is out on the street, if it's different from what we're perceiving. >> the perception out on the street is people on the street don't know what's available at the port for rent, first of all. and i don't think it's advertised probably well enough is one issue. [speaker not understood] perception i got long before i became a commissioner, not something yesterday or the day before. i'm hearing because i'm the commissioner. it's that i've heard it for many years. so, and i don't necessarily like to hear it. i'm just trying to come up with -- understand you guys come up with some ways to improve it. >> over the years i think we have. we strive, we continually look at our process. we continually make changes. so, we're here for you to guide us and help us with that process. and we have committed to look at our website and how we put our vacancies on our website. it works for us, but it might not work for the general public. so, we're going to look at that. and make some changes to that process. ~
believe mr. ringel was aware that this process was going on and the fact that he's using -- bh the zoning administrator was out too far for us to rehear this, that would open up pandora's box for many rehearings, i think he was aware that this process was done and again as our president has said, the cu has already gone through the planning at this point, so i see no reason to break that up. >> we have a motion. >> move to deny the jurisdiction request on the basis that it was not timely and what else? >> i think there's no need to state a basis if you're denying the request. >> okay. >> and i appreciate the effort. mr. pacheco? >> we have a motion from the vice-president to deny this jurisdiction request, on that motion, commissioner fung? >> aye. >> president hwang? >> hao*i. >> commissioner hurtado? >> aye. >> and commissioner honda? >> aye. >> the vote is 5-0, jurisdiction is denied and ?o appeal may be filed on this administrator order, thank you. >> we'll mover on to item 5b which is another jurisdiction request, the subject property is at 3166-16th street, the board received a lett
this will enable us -- excuse me -- to upgrade the building entirely to current seismic standards and to occupy the building with some changes of use to accomplish what we think are an excellent solution to the state lands trust and the port's goal for public access. and to immediately reactivate the public access which is shown in green on the left. i'm not sure how large your screens are. to reactivate the maritime use with small craft, small craft launches, water taxi landings and kayak landings, and brought in on a transitional basis. coming around to the south side of the apron, a big gift will be to remove the office space in the bulkhead building, thereby allowing public access onto the apron and up around to finally reconnect the neighborhood with the water. and then visitors serving retail, instead of office, we will address how we accomplish that with the change of use in a minute. and finally, a history connecting the north and south sides of the building. we've also included 55 valet car park spaces, but we want to impress upon the port, we're happy to work with you ei
herera brought this seems straightforward i don't understand what's the existing use it's been around since 1998 what is the line we draw from the notification between some projects and other projects being two weeks projects >> what the staff understands is the policy we work with the planning commission leadership in reviewing the advanced calendar to determine what cases the planning commission would like to see. this case nor the following case, i believe it's 333 brandon was one of the cases that was identified you want to see two weeks in advance >> it's a judgment call we make every time we review the calendar if it's a large case we send it to you but this is an office allocation and we didn't feel it was necessary. >> i think so some degree the environmental involvement. some of those eastern neighborhoods are already compliant by their nature and it's less complex >> i think that's correct. >> commissioner. >> i didn't just a quick question. i guess it would be to mr. rubin. but i think they're moving to market street >> they've coupled 3 buildings i'm aware of
're a small business and the port real estate staff was very accommodating and they really assisted us in our move in. we went through the environmental procedures and all the regulatory compliance and the environmental staff was a big help. we understand that they have a tough job. there's a lot of requirements and a lot of regulatory people looking down and checking their work. so, it's a tough business, but you have to -- we have to comply in order to make sure we comply. it was kind of stringent, but we understand that that's the requirement and they made it very accommodating so i'd just like to thank the port and your staff for their efforts. >> thank you. welcome to the port of san francisco. is there any other public comment? come on up. >>> hi, good evening. i'm paul [speaker not understood] with bill group. we're a general contractor building a project across the street from crane park. and we moved in about six months ago and the process was pretty easy. i heard it was difficult to get a lease, but it really wasn't. took about 30 days and got some good land, and it helped us build
~ and fill up our properties. so, without our tenants, none of us would be here. and, so, the leasing process starts with an application process and prospective tenants contacting port staff to find out what is available and if what they are doing would fit into port property. so, first, you have the application phase of the process. then it goes to an evaluation phase, lease preparation phase, and then the lease execution phase. and the initial contact from the prospective tenants usually comes in the form of a telephone call. and staff has an in-depth conversation with the inquiring party to ensure the uses are compatible with the waterfront plans and the facility. and once that test is met, then we instruct them to start the application process. and as part of your package you received our lengthy application. ~ in one of the exhibits. so, the first application of phase is mostly paperwork and fact gathering. then we go to the valuation stage. and the lease is -- the application is not only evaluated by the real estate staff, but we have a host of regulators that like to pay attention to w
incredible. i never understood or why this is attempted it's not the most sparesly used line in the city. i'm 65 it gets - there's the alternatives. it occurred to me if it weren't for the 3 jackson i'd have to walk up the hill back to jackson and it would be walking all the way home myself maybe that's what everyone's intending. i'm getting older and walks like this are becoming extremely inn. >> (speaking foreign language). >> good afternoon. i'm the president of the an association. we're the largest orientation in the city and our members are low income members. >> (speaking foreign language). >> public transit is a necessity not our choose most you have us are transit dependent. those are simply a reduction in services >> (speaking foreign language). >> we absolutely does not need any chinatown transit i discourage u encourage all the commissioners to take the climate lines and see how it is to commute in our neighborhood. >> (speaking foreign language). >> mta should be thinking about how to address services such as an overcrowded buses eliminating buses is an inappealing thing
that process, i did have to go through that process of a conditional use hearing when i opened on valencia street and that was an important step for me, i was able to hear the concerns of the neighborhood and thanks in part to that, i've had a great relationship with my neighbors for nearly 9 years. if i were to go through the hearing process and learn that a neighborhood was not supportive, i would no longer be interested in opening there. when one of my fellow merchants had the opportunity to ask jack spade's marketing manager if he would still be interested in opening on 16th street, even if 100% of the residents and merchants were opposed, he was unable to say no, and to me, this goes directly to the heart of why we have the formula retail regulations, measures which to me, kate spade that attempted to evade, they are not invested in the community, they are exclusively focused on what is good for the company and for their shareholders, i urge you to grant the jurisdiction request so that the community can have a say and we don't allow jack or kate spade to sneak into the neighborhood,
issue. if people are fearful that it will be dirty or they won't work, i think they will not use them. so, broad community outreach and education about where the new stations are, where existing ones are, and clear focus on maintenance and cleanliness, especially in the lowest income neighborhoods, too, i wanted to say that president chiu has important legislation that some of us are supporting as well. i think we should be advocating for and more funding for more equitable access for drink tap stations as they're implemented through our city. the last thing i just wanted to say was i think new technology and app are being use ford all kinds of purposes. often you can't find the stations and maybe having -- use the technology to know where drink tap stations are might be a helpful advance as well. and lastly, i think the cultural change that was brought up by christina and others, it's an education process. so, i'm really glad that it's starting early with the child care centers and in the k-12 system and teachers are using great curriculum as provided by dph and puc as well. ~ grade
] >> thank you, commissioner. obviously maritime uses are important, both because it takes advantage of this wonderful asset on the water and because it's so important for trust consistency and bcdc approve. i think our proposals are very similar. in both cases i think the teams are proposing to rehabilitate the existing floating dock of the north. we are also proposing during the long-term phase to build and do guest stock along the south. the guest stock along the south would really operate part of the south beach harbor complex there and could be for both permanent docking and for larger craft that are guest docking. the floating dock on the north is more of a light duty facility and would be good for small craft launching for a human craft like kayak launching as well as ongoing taxi service which would serve both this project, of core, the brannan street wharf. in addition, of course, we would have some maritime facilities inside the building to serve the boaters who are coming and going. i had been -- was involved many years in the operation of south beach harbor which i'm happ
of edward jones indication arney duncan, making us one of the first and only district-level waivers of the no child left behind, which means we no longer have to punish our students in high stakes testing and really impossible score improvements, and that we we're really at the cutting edge of school reform nationally. and i just want to recognize our superintendent, richard carranza, who has been working very closely with superintendent of multiple districts up and down the state. he has really proven to be a leader among these superintendents. i really appreciate you and the whole team of district staff who put together the waiver. >> yes, commissioner wynns. >> since we now have an update, having gotten a waiver, so, i wanted to ask what our next steps are. and i particularly wanted to ask at the time we had that meeting. and i think at the time we applied, too, i asked the question about what are we doing to hold back on contracts or what is our plan to redirect the money that we had been required to set aside for transportation in sef? so, can we get a report on that? >> sure.
to participate in this process, well, refund the fees to everybody or the fact that use the fees properly by having the full utilization of this body that every other permit holder that has a permit, liquor permits, zoning permit, entertainment permit, conditional use permit, that has the ability to come before this body should have the same ability, it shouldn't be different, but things have changed, chris hayashi and her staff are doing a much better job and have better tools to come up with better records so i think it is important to maybe look at the hearing officer's decision, decide when you accept it or send it back rather than point blankly just saying that we're not going to accept it, and my only concern, if there's more evidence, it should be allowed and i think that's the one port that's the important part here is that if there's new evidence by somebody who has heard something, that should be able to go back to the hearing officer because this body may not have all the information and how the taxi industry operates. >> thank you. is there any other public comment on this ite
. >> please be advised that the ringing of use of cell phones paymenters and similar sound producing advices are prohibited at this meeting. please be advised the chair may order removal for the person responsible out rippinging of or use of a cell phone pager or other sound producing electronic device. please be advised a member of the public has up to three minutes to make pertv netctionv public comment on each agenda item unless they adopt a shorter period. item 8 public comment on items not listed on the agenda. >> is there any public comment? okay, yes. >>> i think there is an item on the agenda, 9c? >> we'll call for that one -- i believe the chair is calling for item 8. jerry doll. >>> good afternoon, commissioners, nice to see you again. my name is kerry doll. i'm an employee of darling international pier 92 here in the port of san francisco and a member of the international long shore house union local 6. [speaker not understood] is our national secretary treasurer [speaker not understood]. we are here today to bring to the commission's attention four issues on environment related t
that will get us through a reasonable amount of time. matt walked through some of the economics of phase 1. phase ii, we have not yet submitted a formal proposal that has not been requested at this time, but obviously it's a major project through the entire pier. development costs would be in excess of $100 million. we would be requesting the full 66-year lease that is within the trust a because that would be required to amortize a very substantial investment, particularly with a full seismic upgrade and pier structure work that would be required. and we would finance this through a combination of private equity, debt, and federal and state historic tax credits. tmg has a lot of experience and we believe we can secure those credits and help make this project work. the project would generate a good deal of revenue over its life as well as a good deal of expenses up front,v and we expect that we would be able to pay a very substantial amount of rent to the port and would be willing to structure various forms of up side participation as is typical for these major projects, however, there woul
supervisor eric mar may be joining us. we'll find out shortly. the clerk of the committee is the lovely ms. aundrea ausbery and i'd like to thank sfgtv for broadcast thing meeting. madam clerk, are there any [speaker not understood]? >> yes, there are. [speaker not understood]. items acted on today will appear on september 3rd [speaker not understood]. >> thank you very much. could you please call item number 1? >> item number 1 is resolution authorizing the san francisco fire department to retroactively accept and expend a grant in the amount of $376,700 from the federal emergency management agency for the fiscal year 2007 supplemental port security grant program for assets to enhance the fire department's water-based response capabilities and increase its protection of the port of san francisco and the san francisco bay for the period of october 1, 2007, through september 30, 2012. >> all right. we have mark from the fire department here to present this item. >> good morning, supervisors. mark corso here to present the first item on the agenda, resolution for retroactive accept and expen
. >> commissioner. >> to the city attorney on this formula retail question could it be back to us for the formula retail use. >> no. >> and why is it (laughter) >> and we could have it approved by the commission. >> no. under the current zoning it is a primitive use there are no controls and i'm sure staff will correct me if i'm wrong. that's a zoning determination that needs to be made through legislation. we - >> we sometimes don't allow people to build to the height limit we say that is non-formula retail i don't understand why we can't condition this. i'd be comfortable with saying no formula retail unless approved by the commission. we do it all the time >> i think what she's saying it's a permitted it's a p in the code. so it's right in the code you can't change a code >> we're not changing a code we do it all the time. >> actually, you don't (laughter) >> your allowed to have the conditions on properties all the time. >> did you we are the question? >> i'm pretty much that the formula retail in that district actually requires a 312 notice and the neighborhoods can request a dr a
finding elements and we'll use the remainder of the budget for the site furnishings at the various nodes adjacent to the signage. >> we're going to have a wonder -- a beautiful blue grain way. are there any other questions? i'm sorry. ~ greenway i have the same concerns as commissioner brandon ~. why pick the lowest contractor here? have we worked with this guy before? >> >> hi, commissioners. my name is tim [speaker not understood]. i work with the engineering division. i'm the administrative engineer there. i was the one who opened the bids and one of the things that i do is a bid summary which summarizes all the bids. so, the low contractor i did contact and asked them how sure are you about this bid. and they affirmed that they would want to continue with this and that's the price that they will honor. so, we're willing to obligate the bid price that they put down. >> you know, we've had some problems with people not being able to perform the work that they signed for and we end up in lawsuits. i'm a little worried about it personally. [speaker not understood]. >> we have a couple op
things happen and to really acknowledge what allows us to move forward with creative and beautiful projects along the waterfront. so, again, i think we're definitely -- oversee and be mindful of the esthetics of anything going forward. we'll take into account how it's laid out and i think that's something we'll all be mindful of. but i appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge individuals and others that have moved so much forward and the thought that's gone into this. and i think it's addressed the concerns that were perhaps misconceptions that have been out there and misinformation. i think today's presentation should allay that and i think some of the sense of use -- my sense, and i imagine my colleagues as well, this is not a selling off of the port, but really an opportunity to thank and acknowledge that allowed us to move forward. so, thank you. >> first of all, i wanted to tell kerry and michael thank you. if you remember the last meeting, myself and commissioner murphy, we had really laid out that this whole deal with the america's cup and the program, we didn't want it to
. >> commissioners we can move onto the item 13. request for additional use authorization >> good afternoon commissioners i'm with the san francisco planning department. before i present a request under planning commission thirty 3 to intensify project up to 32 beds. and the bicycle parking i requirements. the project is locked on van ness between 31st and a thuth zoning district. commissioners the proposed project seeks to establish a housing unit since the late 1990s that are in great needs of housing. it's geared toward the lgbt community. the project proposes to upgrade in part and add restroom facilities. it meets all the planning policies and codes. commissioners the department has received much public input in opposition to the project. there's been two stated letters and phenomenon conversations concerns about intense if i had concerns. there's many letters of supports sent them geared to the lgbt community given safety concerns and the significant numbers among the homeless population. since the submission i've received a number of letters in support i'd like to provided those to y
of the application for conditional use so i'll cut short my comments and simply state this is a modesty application. there's been very few objections from neighborhood residents. we've had long go well advertised forums and they've been restated and being resolved. the effort by dlols really helped me to its far more than a gesture. this is a beacon and a magnet and other areas to seek safety and way - >> thank you your time is up. >> thank you very much commissioners. >> thank you. next speaker, please . i'm tommy i'm with the housing rights community. i've been a advocate for the lgbt community for years now. i got involved in the late 90s first year in the castro where i was working we say a rise in homeless and many of us came together and set up winter shelter and one lasted for 2 1/2 years. there's been no negative impact but the negative impact in the 2 1/2 shelter we've helped people going get into ged programs and a lot of people have turned their lives around. i got involved with this current effort because i work with the housing programs we suddenly were seeing a lot of lgbt folks c
out. at least i'd be interested in at least talking about that and having the administration tell us, here's why we recommend that we do or don't put that into this contract. however, i presume when you said they're a union contractor, it's the same that they are -- their employees are represented seiu and then would be, therefore, subject to the same salary and benefits requirements. and that's correct, right? >> i am presuming so, yes. >> well, in the future it would be nice to know that specifically, too. thank you. >> and i would say, commissioner, if we were to find that they were not -- they said they were signatory and they're not, that would be a significant breach of their bid. we would find them nonresponsive and throw them [speaker not understood]. >> i'm just curious they would have a new contractor coming in and what would happen to our employees that are currently under the current contract. >> good question. there are really only three people who are stationed at sites for long intervals. the rest of our security contract is generally roving or as needed. and those are
amenable moving into our neighborhood and they should reach out to us, they never did that and we spoke to them, we tried to reach out to them through various means and we were never responded to so that's what i would like to say. >> thank you, i just want to point out that people who are officers of the valencia corridor merchants association should not speak at this time. >> thank you. >> thank you, president, commissioners for giving me the opportunity to speak tonight, i'm not an officer of the vcma, i'm the past president for clarity, and i'm a business owner of valencia street, one and a half blocks from jack spade, it's attempting to occupy by circumventing or conditional use process, it is hard being a business owner in san francisco and there are many obstacles to conquer and i am comforted by the sense of community in the mission district and i have stayed in the political process of san francisco, the city values its small businesses and understanding small term and financial benefits to everyone sf is supporting the businesses and a love of small business has kept us
the past three years and that has taken us from a college that served 110,000 students to a college that serves 85,000 students. there was a statement that said that we didn't review our mission statement for the last four years. well, i just want to say that's false. we didn't review our mission statement, but what we prioritized in our mission statement was access. we said that the person that is getting their ged or getting their esl classes is just as important as a person that's getting their engineering degree or looking to transfer to u.c. berkeley or to stanford. those are our values. these mission statement might not have been to what they liked, but it was an expression of our values as san franciscans that we think everybody dunkelberg -- this should be a campus that's for everybody. and there were comments about our fiscal management that we have to say that city college is actually the first college [speaker not understood] to be the first college to return to pre-recession revenues thanks to the parcel tax and prop 30, we were on track to get all the money that we lost
more candidates or send us a roster that is more balanced, whatever balance we want. >> thank you, president norton. and, mr. ar men trout, would you mind compiling that list of requests about more information, the gender bias, blah, blah, blah, to commissioner haney so those questions can be addressed and those issues can be addressed and added to the discussion at the rules committee? >> absolutely, commissioner. >> thank you, mr. ar men trout. >> may i ask one more wi sf are we in time to get this on the next rules committee agenda? >> yes, it will be on the 21st, wednesday, august 21st. ~ >> we have two weeks before that agenda. >> thanks, everybody. so, this is now withdrawn. there is no action item. we're not voting on the action item. all right, we are now going to move on. item m, discussion of other educational issues. there are none tonight. item n, consent calendar resolutions removed at a previous meeting for second action. there are none tonight. item o, vote on the consent calendar. yes, roll call, please. >> thank you. mr. logan? >> here. >> aye. >> we're voting on
is the accountability by the acc/jc, who is it accountable to? >> they're accountable to the u.s. department of education. >> and -- >> and again, it's a peer. it is not a private organization. they're elected members. they are representing all the institutions in california. >> so, you know, i've heard that they get some funding from some foundations. do you know whether or not that's the case? >> i don't. >> do you think that would be relevant to know how objective they are? >> my job is to focus on meeting the accreditation standards so that we retain our education and this institution. i know everybody here in the room understands the vital importance that it has for the city and community. and accreditation is the public assurance that we meet a standard that all institutions are held to. and that is our goal. that's my goal and role. and, again, vice harris came and he spoke to the leadership of our institution. he spoke with -- it was a group meeting. it included academic senate leadership, classified senate leadership, afp 21 21, aeiu [speaker not understood], department chair, and h
that they would -- the subdivision could still potentially move forward, i mean, this is new information to us and i would want to discuss this with our director about how to proceed, the subdivision is code complying under the planning code for lot size and lot area but if the newly created lot itself would not be able to be built upon, i think we would need to review na as a department and see if that meets the general plan in terms of a subdivision, this is newer information and i apologize for the lateness of it to the board, but we were made aware of this yesterday. >> we're recommending you grant the rehearing request then? >> i don't know -- right now, the board -- if anything, reaffirms the board's decision to deny the permit, so i don't know if this is new information that would change your decision. >> well, shouldn't the appellant or the rehearing requestor have the opportunity to litigate this or present on this issue? >> this is a decision that is made as part of our subdivision application, and so i would assume that there's some level of due process forwarded to them through tha
wellness policies, looking at -- systemic, there is a great policy around bottled water and not using our funds to buy bottled water as an environmental concern, but the concern that that raises sometimes has been that makes water not available and what are the other options that can be sold in a small package and offer something with added sugar. looking at those policies, unexpected consequences of what that are. and then lastly, continuing to do outreach and awareness, particularly with populations that we want to do more outreach to. as i mentioned earlier, there is national data showing that lower income populations tend to buy bottled water. we don't want them to. for so many reasons. but if there are issues with cavities, then they're not getting the fluoride. we don't want them to spend money on bottled water when they don't need to be. if their pipes are good, they should be drinking water from the tap for all kinds of reasons. so, we know that immigrant populations also tend to buy more bottled water. so, ultimately what -- you know, i'm here to be an advocate for drinking water
not understood] because it was a waste of money. and now we see the staff smiling at us and telling us that they are advocating for students of color. i'm tired of like all these people telling us, talking about our reality when they don't really connect with us and, you know, it's really sad and it's [inaudible]. you know. frustrating to see [inaudible]. >> thank you. next speaker, please. (applause) >>> hello, my name is [speaker not understood] i'm part of [speaker not understood]. i'm pacific islander on campus and one of the few pacific islanders advocating for all the pis [speaker not understood]. i'm happy that you're here because all of these people live in your jurisdiction. so, thank you so much and john avalos. i just want to state that six years ago i started at ccsf and this fall i'll be transferring to sf state. it took me six years, but three years throughout my six years to advocate and ask for resources and ask for implementations on policies that affect my people, my pacific islander folks. the same people who are here to attack and judge accjc were the same people wh
up in e-mail form. [speaker not understood] never contacted us directly. eventually some time during the 311 period, i reached out to them, suggested we sit down. we took their considerations under advisement. we provided an alternative plan and we heard no response from either party. so, we've tried very hard to build a modest home in keeping with the arts and craft style. i think the house will still be under 2000 square feet, which is modest like the district standards and that's all. do you guys have any questions for me? no? >> no, thank you. >>> thanks. >> any further public testimony? okay. seeing none, d-r requestor, you have a two-minute rebuttal. if you desire. and to the second d-r requestor. >>> just that we welcome the mcdonoughs to the neighborhood. we'd like to work with them. all the neighbors are supportive of the project right now, we don't have them, and i find that to be the shame. we respect their rights to have that, and we just would like them to respect our concerns as well and to work to resolve this apparent impasse. thank you. thank you for your considerati
are all in the same area. they all accuse use the same transit system. so how do you get from a 2008 eir and a scoping document from december to this project? thank you >> there imply additional public comment? okay public comment is closed. commissioner >> i think this is an excellent project i'll tell you some of the reasons why i do have some questions but first it's perfect the knowledge sector area and the board plates it's creating are ideal for this city. and the bay windows will help with the class a business type it's trying to build. i think we've talked about the parking what's lout and a lot of it is car share. some of it we'll deal with accessibility issues there's parking for retail and it's not within what's allowed. i really appreciate the confidence and in addition to the pack come cast is in that area, too, and they do all the broadcasts out of there. we talked about the environmental parts of this project. i really like the brick and timer look it rims me of the new building like cbs. one of the best examples of contemporary art is the architecture around it. i have
been able to capitalize in using the america's cup as a catalyst, both for planning and preparation of the environmental review process. with the delivery of the james r. herman cruise ship terminal, i think it was prop b, providing funding for the northeast plaza, we have the opportunity now to add a couple additional elements. one could be up to a thousand bricks. we're looking at 4 by 8s and 8 by 8s. if you've been down to at&t park recently they have a number of bricks that have been installed in the same dimensions for those of the recent championships. we're also looking at -- and this would be integrated -- look at the map here for a second that shows the location we're talking about here. if you can queue me i can point to it at the same time. this is a rendering provided by kmd which is part of the original partnership that designed the cruise ship terminal and plaza. they were talking about the bricks in consultation with the port staff, a place we thought would be an appropriate place for the brick. it's right along the rise of the walkway. integrating up to a thousand br
. i just want to give you a window into -- i used to be the director of the eops program, external opportunity program services. cop has three services in the program. if city college closes what would happen to these 1500 students? all of the members of the eops program, it's a state funded program. all the eops [speaker not understood] in the state of california have been [speaker not understood] a certain number of students it can serve. if all these students -- if city college closes, there are students [speaker not understood]. there are second chance students, ex offenders, [speaker not understood] based on their income. if all of these students lose the opportunity to attend city college of san francisco, their surrounding community colleges in the bay area will also have a limit, a cap on the number of students it can serve. mostly unlikely it will be able to attend another community college in the area. so, what would happen to san francisco with an additional 1500 students, ex offenders, low-income students, [speaker not understood] who cannot go to college, lose fund to
to us now or they already have their fees deferred and they won't be coming back and asking us. >> we can move to approve the project sponsor not to seek the fee deferral for the additional six [speaker not understood]. >> second. >> i guess i have a question about that, though. do we happen to know of other project sites that were zoned that could come back to us a second time around? >> regarding the fee deferral program? >> yes, projects we might have approved already in that area who -- the previous entitlements but were part of the transit district plan per se but now could get additional height and wouldn't come back to us. >> oh, additional height. >> commissioner borden, one project that comes to mind with a similar case would be the 41 that he'll a street project. that being a residential project is not necessarily subject to the same extensive types of fees, but it is subject to some fees ~ and they have submitted an application for an increased height over what they were entitled for. that's the only one that comes to mind immediately. there may be others out there, but tha
and forth and on the one point we were sent imagines of the cd sign as an example. our sign we used that and our sign is smaller. it's designed similarly but it smaller cbs >> thank you if you could put that up. yeah. i see similarities there for sure. okay. thank you very much. i think that the other point that's made there's a bank first national bank of northern california which tried to put too many words into its logo and decided to put letters and the letters are small and you don't know it's a bank and it's not as busy a streetcar it's hard to figure out what happened to that bank but the sign is so small. i think it's not necessarily a matter of size but how taste full. we have so many triangular signs and people will be coming from 3 directions but i think the number of signs is okay >> commissioner yu. i do remember a lengthy distribution about this if i could ask staff to talk about that >> as i recall the issues that were raised was the number of signs since it's a curb building and the two proposed signs are next to each other. i think that you are concerned the co
with the character. within the mixed use office zoning district as of july 2012 there's approximately 2.2 million office space allocation. the project represents an allocation of 7 percent of the large office space. the authorization of the office space will allow four new businesses in the area which b will attribute to the office businesses in the area. this concluded my presentation and i'm available for any questions. thank you. project sponsor please. >> okay waiting for the time to pop up. good afternoon president fong and members of the commission. i'm jim rubin and we're working with the project sponsor. before addressing the project itself i believe this is the first occasion that kilroy has had to come before your commission. they've been active in the city and have done a lot of projects. there's another one after the alice and there's another kilroy project. if you look at the overhead i've put on that overhead a graphic that shows you the building that kilroy has acquired in the last two, 2 1/2 buildings. they've have not had to come here but they've done a lot of work. by the way,
, but not much. and certainly it's a great coups for us to do it, thank the city for helping us bring open air market to pier 70. as part of a one day event, there will be a pop up art gallery by our own building artist. there will be food and fashion trucks. there will be live music, a beer and winegard en, kid zone with craft activities by the bayview organization scrap and other interactive booths. both of our developers for city development and [speaker not understood] will be giving tours on the proposed development projects so we really hope that it will be a first of many great activities in pier 70 as we continue to plan for its development and reuse. so, very excited about that. the second event that i want to talk about is the 19th annual labor fest, which is happening on labor day. this is an annual celebration here in san francisco. it's put on by the ilw local 10 at their union hall. there is a flyer that looks like this out on the front table, i hope, unless it has walked away. it's going to be, again, on labor damon, september 2nd, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. it's a combinatio
to make the best use of an existing flat existing extension that is in place. and i think we've gone through a back and forth with the d-r requestors. they have ranged from solid railing to a planter to pulling it back. to be quite frank, i'm 6 foot 3 and 6 foot 4 with heels. when i stand on the deck five feet back, i can still see into melinda's bedroom. i just wonder at what point the precedence might suggest that this is a [speaker not understood] condifficulttionv and this is a reasonable expectation of privacy, but not an absolute expectation of privacy. ~ condition if i could turn the last few minutes to the owner. >>> hello, good evening. my name is lee horner. i am the owner of 300 winfield and, first of all, i would just like to say we sympathize, we sympathize with melinda with the illness. that's just no question about that. so, on our behalf, our architect started discretions early this year and i first met with our neighbors at 301 prospect mid april to discuss an appeal on another permit which was related to the reroofing of our house. and later on, our neighbors withdr
that kind of brings us all together. we clearly have some differences of opinion in which each of our energies want to be focused. but i think the best thing that we can do for our students is to, is to calm them and let them know that the college is open, that we're registering our kids -- (applause) >> that enrollment is going to be really important. if we continue to have our kids and all of our students concerned about whether or not we are really invested in keeping city college open and that we have this one-year period in which to make it happen, the drop-off for city college will continue to shift. and when we do secure, retain our accreditation in the coming years, the drop-offer of enrollment from this year will have deep effects for the following year and going forward ~. so, i know that we all want to kind of focus on areas that we think that we can really tackle, whether it's, you know, questioning the acc/jc -- by the way, you know, the mayor hasn't thought about whether we're being differently than anyone else because all the other colleges have met the standards of the
have joining with us ~ supervisor avalos who will begin to steer the conversation for this item. ~ accreditation supervisor avalos, would you like to offer opening remarks? >> yes. yes, i would. thank you very much, chair cohen. and thank you for co-sponsoring this hearing along with supervisor campos as well. >> thank you. >> this is an emergency hearing that we've called, really to address big concerns in san francisco about potential closing of city college. we have heard members of the board of supervisors, while we don't have direct jurisdiction over city college, we under just how important city college is to san francisco for so many reasons. we have our work force programs train thousands of people to be prepared for our local aloe economy. in a way, city college serve as an economic engine for the city to help prepare the work force for that. there are many people who use city college to prepare for four-year institutions and allow youth of color, especially [speaker not understood] is an institution where they can actually go on to four-year institutions and city colle
without sanction, without, you know, it's given so much to awful us. no matter what accjc says about our college, we know that it will be a devastating, devastating loss to have this institution close and displace 90,000 students. you know ccsf was once the largest community college in the nation and now we've seen declining enrollment, about 15% decline enrollment and [speaker not understood]. without the college i wouldn't be able to pursue my educational goal. i'm a former foster youth. i grew upright here in san francisco, was very active in my community and came back to city college to now pursue my degree and my future and, you know, i don't know any other guidance program like the one at city college in the state. it would be devastating for me to lose the opportunity that that program provides. i mean, it provides a safety net for me as a student, to be able to get my books, to get housing assistance, to get transportation assistance, and that's just one of the programs that ccsf has to offer. i mean, this school is a gem. i mean, we are the model school for the nation. thank you
on pedestrian use. this is a shot inside that shows the ability to move freely through the lobby and also some amphitheater type seating to support the retail. thank you. >> okay, thank you. okay, opening it up to public comment. i have a few speaker cards. rita alber. gita vash. paula [speaker not understood]. and daria venisee. >>> good afternoon, commissioners. paula pratt low and gita had to leave. we are not familiar with your unique process, so, it's been quite an education, our first time here. and, so, i'm here. my name is rita [speaker not understood]. i'm a resident at 301 mission street, and thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today and to communicate via e-mail. we obviously respectfully disagree with the developers and with this plan. please understand that although the e-mails you received from owners and from residents of 301 mission street in our appearance today is triggered by concern about a particular building, 350 mission street, our overarching concern is on the well designed and inviting new transit center neighborhood for everyone. i personally am involved wit
and decide appeals of certain individual permits and other taxi-related determinations. we have here with us today christian hsshashi, who is available to present the request to you. >> good afternoon, madam president, board member, my name is christian na* has yash shall, i'm deputy director for taxi services for the municipal transportation agency and we're here to bring for you your consideration this memorandum of understanding to clarify our appellant procedures for taxi related permits as specified in the mou. now, this generally comes up in the context of either the revocation or denial aof a medallion permit, and some of the rational behind this mou is that these cases are factually complex to either bring a permit revocation case or to deny somebody a medallion permit, we do a lot of review of individual entries over 4 or 5 years on paper trip sheets and compare those to detailed airport records and conduct other elements of investigation in order to determine whether somebody is in fact a full time taxi driver and qualified to either obtain or keep that medallion permit, the outcom
here would be that it would give us time to work with dpw and/or the board of supervisors to get a final answer on the subdivision issue and whether the intent of this 1962 subdivision map was to create a permanent no-build area, and if that determination is in our favor, we can come back and argue the case to you on the merits about the permit without having to redo the whole process. >> okay. >> and i think we have an ability to decide this putting aside the letter from the surveyor, the city surveyor. >> we do. we have one other alternative which is to continue this. >> i was thinking the same thing, although that i was possibly am still against the project, i think that this new information, if we continue, this might be mute just because the -- because of the subdivision. >> i would state if this letter is not overturned, then the issue is mute. >> right. >> and we allow normal every-day people to make mistakes, i also belief that developers with paid guns can still make mistakes as well. >> i would support a continuance. >> do we have a motion? >> continue it to the call of
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